As OAPI licensed industrial property attorney, we offer a full range of legal services focused on advising, assisting, and representing our clients in obtaining, exploiting, maintaining, and defending their industrial property portfolios before the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) whose jurisdiction covers all 17 member states towit;
- Burkina Faso,
- Central African Republic,
- Comoros Islands,
- Congo Brazzaville,
- Cote d’Ivoire,
- Equatorial Guinea,
- Guinea Bissau,
- Guinea Conakry,
Our intellectual property practice is primarily centered on:
- Utility Models
- Trade Names
- Industrial Designs
- Geographical Indications
- Unfair Competition
- Data Security
We assist our clients conduct searches and due diligence at OAPI , registrations at OAPI, renewals OAPI, recordals at OAPI, IP watch services at OAPI, drafting and reviewing licensing agreements and other contracts, IP management and audits at OAPI and much more.
Thanks to our legal expertise, we are able to represent our clients in complex litigation procedures relating to restoration of IP rights before OAPI , opposition proceedings before OAPI, claim of ownership proceedings before OAPI, infringement proceedings before civil and criminal courts, seizure of counterfeit goods and other contentious proceedings.
Regularly advising on complex commercial and IP transactions, we are responsible for large IP portfolios from various industries including fashion, software, skincare, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals among others.
We are responsive to client’s instructions, diligent in the execution of our services, watchful on the progress of each assignments, all at a cost effective rates.
Thanks to our experience and expertise, we have been able to niche professional and sustainable partnerships with IP practitioners from other jurisdictions such as ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) zone, Nigeria and equally remain dedicated to building further networks with other IP professionals.